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Submitted by GreenRanger 779d ago | opinion piece

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Nintendo Did in 2012

kotaku.com: Well, someone had to go first. As far as history will be concerned, Nintendo did one thing and one thing only in 2012: they released a brand new console, putting the first of three nails into the coffin of a seven year old generation. That sounded weird. Whether they have Leeroy Jenkins-ed their way into the next generation with Wii U remains to be seen, but for now we have something shiny and new. And boy do we like shiny. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

GalacticEmpire  +   779d ago
"Whether they have Leeroy Jenkins-ed their way into the next generation with Wii U remains to be seen..."

What an awesomely hilarious way to look at it :D
ElectricKaibutsu  +   779d ago
Haha, I like when the writer pointed out that with New Super Mario Bros. 3DS/Wii U and Paper Mario, Nintendo released Mario games for every dimension :)
guitarded77  +   779d ago
Dumbest

1. Releasing on a Saturday with GameStop not doing a mid-night launch supposedly because they ran over on payroll hours because of so many midnight releases in November... or whatever reason

2. No Nintendo Network trophy/achievement system.

3. Not allowing Wii and Virtual Console games to be played from the Wii U interface. Really, that sucks.

Smartest

1. Making the deluxe Wii U package with all the extras.

2. Nintendo Land: The game is brilliant and has something for everyone core and casual.

3. Deluxe Digital Promotion: Seems pretty cool so far.

4. Miiverse: While I expect more from it in the future like Facebook integration, it really is a brilliant social application.
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ronin4life  +   779d ago
The recent over-saturation of Mario really can't be denied, though I wouldn't count Paper Mario as a "Mario" game for this purpose as the game play is completely different.
MegaLagann  +   778d ago
Smartest: Releasing Xenoblade in North America.
Dumbest: Taking almost two fucking years to release Xenoblade in North America.

Seriously, play Xenoblade, you owe it to yourself.

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